The Clinton campaign is on a road full of speed bumps when it comes to the black community. Hillary’s been dismissive of young black women on multiple occasions and Bill recently criticized Black Lives Matter. Now, Hillary and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made an off-color (no pun intended) joke at the annual Inner Circle Dinner roast this past weekend, according to the Root.
“I just have to say thanks for the endorsement, Bill. Took you long enough,” Clinton said as she joked about de Blasio’s tardiness and set him up for the awkward joke.
“Sorry Hillary, I was running on C.P. Time,” said de Blasio in a reference to “Colored People Time,” a phrase used to explain the stereotypical tardiness of black people.
Leslie Odom Jr., a singer and actor in Hamilton that was on stage with the two politicians included his two cents during the act, although it appears to have been a part of the skit. “That’s not – I don’t like jokes like that, Bill,” he said.
“Cautious politician time … ,” Clinton went on to explain.
You can watch a video of the awkward exchange below. Was the joke inappropriate? Sound off in the comments below.
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